The tragedy a week ago in Newtown, Conn., has left many feeling helpless. But since doing nothing is not the American way, it will be addressed in two programs on WGTE-TV, Channel 30, for an hour tonight and for three hours Saturday.
Today’s program, After Newtown, starts at 8 p.m. on the PBS station.
Saturday’s program looks at what it takes to initiate widespread debate and long-term solutions. What Next After Newtown: What our Country and Communities Can Do, begins at 3 p.m.
The program will explore many of the subjects that nearly everyone has discussed in recent days. That includes the accessibility of weapons; media violence; helping children heal; school security; public policy and mental illness, and troubled shooters.
Representatives will be on hand from such groups as National Alliance on Mental Illness, Common Sense Media, and Child Mind Institute.